George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy
George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy

George III Period Mahogany Tea Caddy

c. 1765 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£550 gbp
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George III period mahogany tea caddy, the concave moulding to the top with a "hatched" swan neck handle, well cast Rococo escutcheon. Retaining the original canisters to the interior.
The word Tea Caddy is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound, equal to about a pound and a third avoirdupois. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain, and approximated in shape to the ginger-jar. They had lids or stoppers likewise of china, and were most frequently blue and white. Until about 1800 they were called tea canisters rather than caddies.
Dimensions
Height 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Width 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Depth 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Stock Code
5410
Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
Barnwell Manor
Barnwell
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
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